Jr - Kindergarten

Language Arts Phonics/Spelling

  • Recognizes that words are made up of letters and letters have sounds
  • Begins to learn sounds of specific letters
  • Identifies beginning sound of words (i.e., what words start with a “B” sound)
  • Identifies letters of the alphabet
  • Recites alphabet correctly
  • Recognizes common words/sight vocabulary
  • Develops awareness of the relationship between written and oral language
  • Recognizes upper and lower case letter formation


  • Develops sense of being a “reader” (i.e., following along as teacher reads or tape plays)
  • Recognizes that printed materials contains information
  • Demonstrates proper handling of books and printed materials
  • Demonstrates understanding of directionality of written language
  • Uses a variety of prereading strategies (previews illustrations, what does title tell you
  • Restates/acts out/illustrates familiar story
  • Comprehends basic plot of stories that are read aloud
  • Recognizes rhythm and rhyme, language patterns


  • Participates in group writing activities
  • Generates stories through pictures, narration, dictation
  • Begins to anticipate actions in stories
  • Writes own name

Public Speaking

  • Waits turn to speak
  • Speaks clearly
  • Articulates beginning and ending of words


  • Recognizes symbolic representation
  • Compares properties of numbers using manipulatives
  • Develops pattern recognition
  • Recognizes numbers from 1-25

Physical Education

  • Learns to warm up the body
  • Does simple stretches
  • Balances on a hard surface
  • Balances on a balance beam
  • Practices all of the various movements there are such as: walking, running, skipping, galloping, and jumping
  • Listens and understands various rules to games and activities
  • Learns various tagging games
  • Learns how use TEAMWORK
  • Increases awareness of personal and open space
  • Learns how to throw properly
  • Learns how to catch big and small objects
  • Learns techniques, rules, and games for the following sports: soccer, basketball, baseball and football
  • Always practices good sportsmanship

Social Studies

  • Knows name, address, phone number
  • Understands the concept of a neighborhood
  • Identifies types of places (homes, businesses, services, public spaces) in a neighborhood
  • Explores the neighborhood of Fisher Island


  • Makes observations over time
  • Begins using scientific tools (magnifying glasses, magnets, etc.)
  • Describes characteristics of different seasons of the year in different places in the US
  • Recognizes that the human body has a skeleton to support it
  • Identifies major internal organs of the body


  • Increases vocabulary with other areas of the curriculum
  • Greets and follows classroom commands
  • Asks and answers concerning name and age
  • Sings and recites in Chinese songs and poems
  • Repeats spoken pinyin
  • Responds to simple commands
  • Reiterates simple information from materials presented orally
  • Chinese folk stories
  • Uses five senses to describe the Chinese concept of the five elements: earth, water, fire, metal, and wood
  • Recognizes that calligraphy are pictograms
  • Begins to learn sounds of specific ideograms
  • Recognizes basic brush strokes
  • Develops awareness of the relationship between written and oral language
  • Pronounces pinyin sounds
  • Recognizes words have syllables, and can distinguish syllables within a word from singe syllable words [ex. Laoshi and ni hao]
  • Sees basic strokes in idiograms
  • Recognizes and uses rhyming, repetition and rhythm patterns
  • Recognizes tones
  • Recognizes the difference between nouns and verbs


  • Recognize and reproduce the sound of the vowels and consonants
  • Identify the letters of the alphabet (capital letters and lower case letters)
  • Comprehend basic actions of the characters in stories that are read aloud
  • Write/copy the alphabet letters and some words from basic vocabulary
  • Recognize and say numbers 1-25
  • Recognize and say symbolic representations (+,-,=)
  • Identify and say basic shapes in geometry (circle, square, rectangle and triangle)
  • Identify and say name of common public places in the neighborhood
  • Recognize and say names of common occupations
  • Identify and say common public signs (stop, yield, women, men, handicap zone, etc)
  • Recognize and say the seasons and basic vocabulary about the universe
  • Identify and say the name of the body parts
  • Recognize and say the names of pets, farm animals and other common animals
  • Identify and say the names of colors, fruits and vegetables, family members, feeling, and toys
  • Understand and take part in the celebration of most important holidays in Latin America
  • Understand and appreciate dances and food from people in Latin America
  • Take part of field trips to different events/exhibitions about countries in Latin America
  • Memorize most popular songs from Latin American countries
  • Say common greetings for different parts of the day
  • Ask basic questions about vocabulary
  • Say their names, telephone numbers and their parents’ names


  • Completes art projects relevant to curriculum through many different media
  • Begins to hold and use art tools correctly


  • Sings simple songs with class
  • Begins to coordinate movements to songs and music
  • Explores fundamentals of rhythm through physical movement and use of Orff instruments

Computer and Technology

  • Uses a variety of media and technology resources for directed and independent learning activities across the curriculum

School Skills

  • Listens for information/direction
  • Follows simple, one-step instructions
  • Copies letters of the alphabet and simple words in block printing
  • Shares with others; takes turns
  • Focuses for an appropriate length of time on one activity
  • Changes activities when directed

Thinking Skills

  • Develops reasoning, decision-making and problem-solving abilities
  • Compares attributes of concrete items